Kinship and Gender: An Introduction (5th Revised edition)

Kinship and Gender: An Introduction (5th Revised edition)

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Does kinship still matter in today's globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding "yes!", Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural gender studies, illuminating the malleable nature of gender roles around the world and over time. Written to engage students, each chapter provides key terms and useful generalizations gleaned through cross-cultural research on the interplay of kinship and gender in both traditional societies and contemporary communities. Detailed case studies help students understand how such generalizations are experienced "in real life." Stone also considers the ramifications of current social problems and recent developments in reproductive technology as she demonstrates the relevance of kinship and gender to students' lives. The fully-revised fifth edition features discussion of cross-cultural examples complimented by expanded coverage of kinship and gender dynamics within the United States. Stone considers current evolutionary research on kinship and gender, and offers new case studies addressing international adoptions and polygynous marriage. An entirely new chapter explores the globalization of kinship in the 21st century. The result is a broad and captivating exploration of anthropological approaches to family and gender.

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About Author

Linda Stone is professor emeritus of anthropology at Washington State University. She is the coauthor of Gender and Culture in America and Genes, Culture, and Human Evolution.

Contents

Illustrations Preface 1 Gender, Reproduction, and Kinship Enacting and Embodying Gender Gender and Reproduction What Is Kinship? The Kinship Code Key Concepts Kinship Theory Kinship and Gender Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 2 The Evolution of Kinship and Gender Kin Recognition Case 1: Deaths in the Families of Chimps Kin Selection Primate Kinship Reproduction, Aggression, and Dominance The Human Transition The Incest Taboo Nature, Culture, and Human Kinship Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 3 The Power of Patrilines Lineage and Clan Patrilocality Lineal Masculinity Case 2: The Nuer Case 3: Nepalese Brahmans Patrilineal Contrasts Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 4 Through the Mother The Matrilineal Puzzle Case 4: The Navajo Case 5: The Nayar and the Mosuo The Matrifocal Family Matrilineal Contrasts Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 5 Double, Bilateral, and Cognatic Descent Double Descent Case 6: The Beng Bilateral Societies Cognatic Descent Case 7: The Kwaio Case 8: The Huli Descent, Residence, and Female Pollution Double and Cognatic Concerns Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 6 Marriage Monogamy, Polygyny, and Polyandry Case 9: Nyinba Polyandry Marriage and Alliance Exogamy and Cross-Cousin Marriage Exogamy and Exchange: Manipulating Women? Endogamy Marriage and Fertility Discussion Questions * Suggested Classroom Media Websites * Notes * References 7 A History of Euro-American Kinship and Gender Dowry and the Double Standard From the Middle Ages to Modern Times The Rise of the Christian Church The North American Experience Case 10: Breadwinning Women Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Website Notes * References 8 Kinship, Gender, and Contemporary Social Issues Alternative Families, Alternative Sexualities Case 11: New and Novel Families in the United States Case 12: Polygyny in the United States Violence Against Women Case 13: Honor Killings Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites References 9 Kinship, Gender, and the New Reproductive Technologies The New Reproductive Technologies Case 14: New Reproductive Technologies in Israel Social, Legal, and Moral Implications Kinship and Gender Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References 10 The Globalization of Kinship Kinship, Urbanization, and Transnational Migration Kinship and Transnational Adoption Case 15: Child Circulation in Peru Continuities Discussion Questions * Suggested Further Reading Suggested Classroom Media * Websites Notes * References Appendix: Kinship Terminology Glossary Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/08/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780813348612
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780813348612
  • weight: 428
  • ISBN10: 0813348617
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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